New garden takes root

A piece of waste land in Dingle has been converted into a pocket-sized community garden.

The land, in Isaac Street, which was overgrown and used for fly-tipping, has been cleared and planters installed.

The work was carried out by council neighbourhood offices and the garden will be cared for by local residents.

This is the latest community garden and green space created out of waste land across the city.

“We have brought more than 100 pieces of land  back into community use as gardens, allotments  or small parks, ” said Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for living environment and localism. ” Some, such as the one in Isaac Street are small areas but they had previously been eyesores and residents have been asking for them to be improved. We now have a greener city as a result.”